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#21 Feb 13, 2013
$9.00 an hour minimum wage? That's crazy talk! It should be at least $20 per hour. If you can't afford a $10.00 hamburger at Mc Donalds after the minimum wage is raised to $20, you need to re-adjust your priorties!!

LOL
Davedude

Scottsville, VA

#22 Feb 13, 2013
Dude wrote:
<quoted text>somebody needs to learn the difference between debt and deficit.
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You're all over the place, brah
And Bubio has the answers?
Dude

Purcellville, VA

#23 Feb 13, 2013
Im Ya Huckleberry wrote:
$9.00 an hour minimum wage? That's crazy talk! It should be at least $20 per hour. If you can't afford a $10.00 hamburger at Mc Donalds after the minimum wage is raised to $20, you need to re-adjust your priorties!!
LOL
sarcasm, now you're talking my language.lol
dude

Charlottesville, VA

#24 Feb 13, 2013
Davedude wrote:
<quoted text>
Agreed. Even with drones there would still be loss of life. War equals death. True, WW2 did provide an economic boost, but it was due to a massive global conflict, and our military was in no way prepared then as it is today. And war with who?
We need war to thhhin our new ranks here in the U.S. With all of the illegals and legals coming here, it's etting too crowded. China and India are overcrowded also, that would make a great choice for war. Let's hope they take out NY, D.C., and Kalifornia for us.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#25 Feb 13, 2013
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
<quoted text>
Bad idea. The last war gutted the economy and bought us nothing.
I'll be the devil's advocate and argue the banks and housing crises were more to blame, and that war, as terrible as it is, actually creates economic activity. The war created debt, but tax revenue can (and will) take care of that.
moronfinder

Scottsville, VA

#26 Feb 13, 2013
Trouble Organizing wrote:
<quoted text>
--------
Moronfinder: You can stop looking for morons now--you'll find your prize simply by looking in the mirror.
You're the reason I exist. Kinda like shootin' fish in a bucket. BAHHH...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHA!!!
moronfinder

Scottsville, VA

#27 Feb 13, 2013
dude wrote:
<quoted text>We need war to thhhin our new ranks here in the U.S. With all of the illegals and legals coming here, it's etting too crowded. China and India are overcrowded also, that would make a great choice for war. Let's hope they take out NY, D.C., and Kalifornia for us.
This may be one of my greatest finds ever! From what I could decipher from your illiterate mess......wait, I couldn't decipher anything that made any sense. Maybe you should put the Xbox away for a little while and join the HUMAN race. How many h's in "thin"? Wow.
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#28 Feb 13, 2013
huck wrote:
<quoted text>
I'll be the devil's advocate and argue the banks and housing crises were more to blame, and that war, as terrible as it is, actually creates economic activity. The war created debt, but tax revenue can (and will) take care of that.
The housing crisis was created by banks and other financial jugglers selling dreams to people who could not afford them. Financial wizards built products based on illusions, and yes they brought us all down.

But, did you see the price tag on our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan? I am not a pacifist by any means, but that endeavor bought us nothing: certainly not greater security, not allies, and not resources. It was war based on fabricated fears. Few profitted on this one, and little revenue trickled down to the public. If there was any silver lining at all it was that some good stocks were available at fire sale prices.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#29 Feb 13, 2013
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
<quoted text>
The housing crisis was created by banks and other financial jugglers selling dreams to people who could not afford them. Financial wizards built products based on illusions, and yes they brought us all down.
But, did you see the price tag on our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan? I am not a pacifist by any means, but that endeavor bought us nothing: certainly not greater security, not allies, and not resources. It was war based on fabricated fears. Few profitted on this one, and little revenue trickled down to the public. If there was any silver lining at all it was that some good stocks were available at fire sale prices.
employment (supplying and participation) would have been lower without the wars
taxes will pay the price tag
sez you

Richmond, VA

#30 Feb 13, 2013
CvilleMechEngr wrote:
<quoted text>
The housing crisis was created by banks and other financial jugglers selling dreams to people who could not afford them. Financial wizards built products based on illusions, and yes they brought us all down.
But, did you see the price tag on our involvement in Iraq and Afghanistan? I am not a pacifist by any means, but that endeavor bought us nothing: certainly not greater security, not allies, and not resources. It was war based on fabricated fears. Few profitted on this one, and little revenue trickled down to the public. If there was any silver lining at all it was that some good stocks were available at fire sale prices.
Few proffited from this one? please, why do you think we 're still there? why do think we're not to leave until the end of next year? why do think drones have become an issue here at home. Haliburton is making a killing, private security, who employ as many warm bodies as we have in uniform, are making a killing. Logistics for supporting over hundred thousand bodies comes at a staggering cost. That what this fiasco was all about to begin with, DOD contracts, just ask Cheney. You think this was about terrorism? pleeeeeeeeeeeeeese
CvilleMechEngr

Charlottesville, VA

#31 Feb 13, 2013
sez you wrote:
<quoted text>Few proffited from this one? please, why do you think we 're still there? why do think we're not to leave until the end of next year? why do think drones have become an issue here at home. Haliburton is making a killing, private security, who employ as many warm bodies as we have in uniform, are making a killing. Logistics for supporting over hundred thousand bodies comes at a staggering cost. That what this fiasco was all about to begin with, DOD contracts, just ask Cheney. You think this was about terrorism? pleeeeeeeeeeeeeese
As I said: few. I think that your e key may be stuck.
ya think

Rocky Mount, VA

#32 Feb 13, 2013
moronfinder wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you old enough to remember the guy Obama replaced? You know...the one that dragged us into 2 stupid wars for no reason? The same guy that took care of his oil buddies and other special interests? The same guy who gave ridiculous tax breaks to the rich and ignored a collapsing housing market? When cowboy W took office there WAS NO NATIONAL DEBT. We had a surplus! I'll take a failed Obama policy over a successful Bush policy any day. And if you're even old enough to have a financial portfolio (or know what one is) you would see the rebound that Obama's policies have allowed. If John McCain had taken office in 2008 (along with Annie Oakley Sarah Palin) we'd still be mired in an even deeper mess in Iraq/Afghanistan, have troops in Libya, even further strained relations with China, and most likely would have engaged N Korea since McCain would want some personal payback from being shot down. History will provide the clarity you so obviously lack. And my apologies to Annie Oakley. At least she could read.
I bet the moron you find is in the mirror.
the deal

High Point, NC

#33 Feb 13, 2013
Huck, you missed a huge point. Love all the graphs, and your comments about how more tax revenue will solve all the problems. But more tax revenue continues to enable the addiction the government has to out-of-control spending. They spend more for things we don't agree with but still have to pay for. I am humorously going to assume that you are not married, but either way, if your wife went out with credit cards and spent ALL of the money you were making, and then spent more, like ALOT more...granted, on good stuff like groceries, but also crazy stuff like fur coats or jewelry, you would probably take measures to stop that. What if she told you that you just needed to make more money and that she had no intention of reducing her spending? I kinda get the feeling you would be thinking maybe a divorce was in order...but what if you lived in a state that didn't allow divorce...well....

and as for the talk about the banks and the housing crisis, it was good ol' Bill Clinton who mandated that the banks give those loans to people who really were not qualified to have them, which jacked up the housing boom and then it popped like a grand soapbubble...

just some food for thought....
moronfinder

Scottsville, VA

#34 Feb 13, 2013
ya think wrote:
<quoted text>
I bet the moron you find is in the mirror.
I see the fishing is good today. So clever. Care to make a post relevant to the topic, or are you just another MO-RON?
real central va Marine

Charlottesville, VA

#35 Feb 13, 2013
moronfinder wrote:
<quoted text>
Are you old enough to remember the guy Obama replaced? You know...the one that dragged us into 2 stupid wars for no reason? The same guy that took care of his oil buddies and other special interests? The same guy who gave ridiculous tax breaks to the rich and ignored a collapsing housing market? When cowboy W took office there WAS NO NATIONAL DEBT. We had a surplus! I'll take a failed Obama policy over a successful Bush policy any day. And if you're even old enough to have a financial portfolio (or know what one is) you would see the rebound that Obama's policies have allowed. If John McCain had taken office in 2008 (along with Annie Oakley Sarah Palin) we'd still be mired in an even deeper mess in Iraq/Afghanistan, have troops in Libya, even further strained relations with China, and most likely would have engaged N Korea since McCain would want some personal payback from being shot down. History will provide the clarity you so obviously lack. And my apologies to Annie Oakley. At least she could read.
McCain was not shot down by the North Koreans, moron...finder. The lack of clarity is on your part. The surplus you speak of was for that one term, not for the nation historically. My portfolio has never been worse than under this president. Even going back to Clinton (can you even remember him?)
moronfinder

Scottsville, VA

#37 Feb 13, 2013
real central va Marine wrote:
<quoted text>McCain was not shot down by the North Koreans, moron...finder. The lack of clarity is on your part. The surplus you speak of was for that one term, not for the nation historically. My portfolio has never been worse than under this president. Even going back to Clinton (can you even remember him?)
Never said it was the N Koreans that shot him down. McCain served in Vietnam. I was simply (and apparently not simple enough for you) making reference to Mccains tendency to sabre rattle, and carpet bomb. And sorry, but it was a surplus until cowboy W destroyed it with his wars. If your portfolio is such a mess (which would be no surprise), then that's your fault for picking lame investments.
mr landlord

Chevy Chase, MD

#38 Feb 13, 2013
go ahead and raise the minimum wage, that way I can jack up my rents.

But answer me this.... when they raise the minimum wage and all of those stores who pay minimum wage raise thier prices to pay the new minimum wage will we not be in the same boat next year?

And another and more important question... with all those babyboomers retiring and collecting social security isn't social security based on inflation? So if we raise minimum wage which causes inflation won't the fedes just have to start pating out more in social security and disability?

Will they also not have to pay out more for food stamps and unemployment?

All the while not collecting any new taxes because people on minimum wage don't realy pay taxes... in fact most already get food stamps and rent subsidies, obamaphone and next year obamacare.

And one last thing... shouldn't minimum wage jobs be for people with no ged, ex cons, dui offenders, high school kids and retirees looking for a little extra? Isn't anyone who is trying to fedd thier family on minimum wage just being lazy and blocking the job for someone who needs a strat in life? Is it not like someone staying in first grade because they refuse to learn to count to ten and taking up the seat for someone who wants to learn?

Obama is a dope.
huck

Charlottesville, VA

#39 Feb 13, 2013
mr landlord wrote:
go ahead and raise the minimum wage, that way I can jack up my rents.
But answer me this.... when they raise the minimum wage and all of those stores who pay minimum wage raise thier prices to pay the new minimum wage will we not be in the same boat next year?
no, because the rise in prices will be spread amongst people of all income brackets, 300 million, not just the 3.8 million at or below minimum wage
ya think

Rocky Mount, VA

#40 Feb 13, 2013
moronfinder wrote:
<quoted text>
You're the reason I exist. Kinda like shootin' fish in a bucket. BAHHH...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA HAHAHA!!!
moronfinder wrote:
<quoted text>
I see the fishing is good today. So clever. Care to make a post relevant to the topic, or are you just another MO-RON?
Are you the mo-pot or the mo-kettle? Because many of your comments are not on topic either, Troll!
hondacivic

Charlottesville, VA

#41 Feb 13, 2013
mr landlord wrote:
And one last thing... shouldn't minimum wage jobs be for people with no ged, ex cons, dui offenders, high school kids and retirees looking for a little extra? Isn't anyone who is trying to fedd thier family on minimum wage just being lazy and blocking the job for someone who needs a strat in life? Is it not like someone staying in first grade because they refuse to learn to count to ten and taking up the seat for someone who wants to learn?
Obama is a dope.
Why don't you ask the people who were laid off during the recession who had college degrees and the only job they could find was a minimum wage job?

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